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life larry hagman was nothing of the sort. best known as j.r. on the prime time television series "dallas." his former co-stars remember him today as fun, wild, and a memorable star in hollywood. hagman died yesterday of complications from cancer. cnn's colleen mcedwards takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known for the stetson that he wore on "dallas." despite rolls on film and on stage, hagman will always be remembered as the villianous j.r. ewing. >> and you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how was i to know he was going to do a dumb thing like that? >> reporter: wn j.r. was shot by an unknown assailant, it was the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all over the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started this show doing six shows. i never thought i'd do 300. >> reporter: in fact, the "dallas" franchise was so successful, the series was recently reprised. the u.s. network tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings and hagman came back,
hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
" star larry hagman. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west, and here's where we start this morning. larry hagman's family says he was surrounded by family at the end. the 81-year-old actor died of complications from cancer. he's best known for his iconic portrayal of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. cnn entertainment corresponde m correspondent careen winter joins us. i understand that you are at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. are people showing up to pay their respects? >> not yet, but you can bet that will change as the morning continues. we are right next to larry hagman's star. still quite early here, so i'm sure there are many people who are waking up just finding out about the sad news. perhaps they're still unaware. that's very popular strip in hollywood. you can bet things will pick up as the morning continues. but you mentioned some of thely in. som
reacting to the death of "dallas" star larry hagman. it is saturday, november 24th. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we begin in tahrir square this morning where hundreds of protesters have been arrested during anti-government dmem k. demonstrations angry with their president over his new power grab. >> opposition leaders say he is now more powerful than former president hosni mubarak ever was. this week, leaders around the world praised him for brokering a cease fire between israel and hamas. . >> more now on his new powers and the anger it spurred. >> if anyone thought egyptians were tired or weary of protesting after two years of demonstrations, all you had to do was look at cairo's tahrir square on friday and it was clear that's not the case. the demonstrators appeared to be as determined as ever and this time they're going after their current president. outrage, clashes, and anguish in tahrir. thousands of angry egyptians back in a public square that has become the arab world's emblem for the democratic right to protest. this w
want to share about your member his of j.r. ewing, larry hagman, major nelson. >> send that to us. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. starting with some sad news from the entertainment world. as we've been following this morning, the death of larry hagman. his family says at 81 years old he died of complications from cancer. >> you have dishonored my daddy's name and everything he stood for. maybe you and bobby can live with this, but i can't. >> that's the character he's best known for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor
or hated characters, larry hagman, has died. he had a successful hit show, even before "dallas," remember "i dream of jeannie." he died yesterday in the dallas hospital of complications from cancer. he was eighty-one years old. stay with us, we'll have reaction from his show biz friends and family. >>> and four days after being hit in the head, boxer hector "macho" camacho died. in one of his most famous bouts, in 1997, he knocked out sugar ray leonard, but proved himself in the '80s, when he won the title, the super lightweight, even as a junior welter weight, he was shot, including the man seated with him, in puerto rico. he is survived by two sons, one of them is a boxer. >>> and a shootout in alabama, leaving one deputy dead, one in critical condition. deputy scott ward had responded. the gunman, michael jansen, was also killed during the confrontation. >>> and investigators are trying to figure out an explosion that damaged more than 40 buildings in springfield, massachusetts last night. they captured the moment of the blast. 18 people were injured, mostly emergency workers called to
of larry hagman. >> j.r. >> wait a minute. it's your style j.r., my wife and the man who put cliff barnes in office. >> you have got plenty of trouble before y'all got married. i don't understand why you think she has changed. >> hey. stop. knock it off. >> classic. >> legend. >> hagman best known for his role of course as the villain j.r. ewing on his star with dallas. lost his battle with cancer dallas hospital. linda gray had this to say on the star's passing. larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he brought joy to everyone he knew. i will miss him enor muresly. >> she was at his side. >> he he was apparently surrounded by family and friends. >> hagman was the son of mary martin. he was also known for his role as major tony nelson in i dream of jeanne, of course, he was 81 years old. >> he never became hollywood. larry hagman remained dallas. he was from fort worth and he always will stand for dallas. what a legend. love that guy. >> check in with rick reichmuth and see what our weekend first alert forecast looks like. >> looking good. you worry about thanksgiving weekend for t
and a shoed and cunning tax texas oil man. he played bad boy jr ewing. tributes are prouring in by hagman. and they join us now with a look back at the larger than life tv personality. dom nick. >> hey, uma. it is it a sad loss for the tain tain hagman claimed to be the most famous actor in the world and it was a portrayal of jr ewing that rocketed both him and the soap opi ra to fame. he died due to compliitations with cancer. he was 81 with him in his final moments was his relatives and long-time colleague and friend linda grey. and in a statement, she said he brought joy to everybody he knew and creative and jennerous and talented and i will miss him enormously she said. hagman was captain tony nelson on i dream of jenny. and he took serious roles including appearances. and he was in primary colors and repeated ratings got. and working on the latest for tnt in january. and no immediate comments from warner or tnt on how the series would deal with the loss. he leaves behind a wife of 60 years. >> and of course, he leaves behind two children as well. >> and this is it a major television
watched every week. some of them knew him as j.r. ewing, larry hagman being remembered today. >> hi, there j.r. >> how are you self, honey. >> yeah. >> you think i am like sue ellen most people don't. >> there is a resemblance. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. i wish i could keep it t
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of entertainment. actor larry hagman has died. his family says it was from complications from cancer. he is best known for his iconic performance at j.r. unique on the tv show "dallas." he was the ultimate villain. but today people are remembering him as much more. peter fonda said good-bye to his friend on twitter saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. barbara eden said this of her i dream of jeannie" co-star. there was no like su before you and there will be no one like you again. he was 81. >>> in other news, a wild scene. springfield, massachusetts where an explosion triggered by a gas leak ripped through the city's downtown area. you see it there. a building that houses a strip club was leveled while 25 other buildings were also damaged. springfield police say 18 people were injured in the blast which could be felt miles away. >>> a deputy is dead, another is critical little wounded after a shooting in baldwin county, alabama. the county sheriff offer this had tribute to the scott ward, the slain officer. >> i had personally worked with this deputy a majority of my career. i
was 50 years old. >>> actor larry hagman that played a corrupt oil man on dallas has passed away. he was jr ewing on the program that airs on cbs from 1978 to 1991 and that episode who shot jr in 1980 broke tv ratings. he died from complications from cancer yesterday. he was 81. >>> new video a gas explosion in new england. they will assess damage to other bullyings in springfield, -- buildings in springfield, massachusetts. but demolitions are likely t ripped part a strip club. 18 people were injured but no one died. officials had evacuated the order after a report of a gas leak. >>> police and people clashed in egypt in cairo. with the parliament gone, the new leader can create pass and oversee new laws. >> reporter: protesters in egypt set fire to one headquarters of the muslim brotherhood and threw rocks at a another. hundreds gathered in cairo's square after nightfall. there were thousands more earlier in the day. and confrontation with riot police. the officers fired tear gas at the group injuring a few of the protesters. the violence was triggered after egypt's granted himself
television villains of all time passed away. larry hagman played jr ewing on the hit series dallas. he was 81 years old. and dominic di-natale, is live, and has fellow cast members and legions of fans, i'm one of them. >> reporter: and arguably the meanest man on tv, arthel, fans are warmly remembering jr ewing. and the evil cheater with the wicked smirk always up to no good. >> he's charismatic, you know, and charming, got that evil side, that macavelian plotting that constantly went on. >> he just became the character he portrayed on the show and he was definitely the master. when they redid dallas, he was on it again, right? yeah, what a career, 80 some years, he was what 81 i believe, 81, yeah, and he worked for most of it. pretty amazing. >> reporter: and the recollection to his fellow cast members of the cbs series which ran for an incredible 14 seasons and patrick duffy who played jr's brother bobby, he says i have to say anything more at this juncture is too soon. and linda gray, played his alcoholic wife sue ellen, was with him in the hospital when he died. and i'll miss him enormo
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